Is sitting the new smoking?

 How does sitting impact our bodies?

I had a client ask me if they only have 5 mins off and on in their day, is it better to get up and move OR should they try to exercise in longer time frames?

The simple answer is that they should get up and move in any time increments they may have! Research is continuing to show that long periods with lack of movement can be as detrimental to our health as smoking!

Three tips to get in more movement throughout the day – even if you are going to formally exercise that day:

Take the Long Way

Walk the longest route you possible can to your destination: the office kitchen, the bathroom, use the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away from the door

Stand Rather Than Sit

While it would be great to have a work station where you can work standing up it may not be practical but maybe ways around that would be to have walking meetings, do conference calls standing or set your timer to get up and move at the top of the hour. Some activity trackers will alert us to get moving so even if you stand up where you are and move side to side is better than not moving!

Why Make This a Priority?

Lastly- make it a priority because we are meant to move and the less we do the more prone we will be to injuries from simple activities and the more we increase our risk for chronic diseases.

Anything you do that increases the need for oxygen in your body can help you add physical activity to your day. It may not seem like taking the stairs or parking far away would make a big difference, but adding little bouts of physical activity to your day can help you burn additional calories and improve your health.

Back Pain

I have been working a desk job for the past two years.  I have noticed this pain especially around the end of the day at the later part of the week.  Somedays, I can only work so long and my back is really affected.  I have had an ergonomic evaluation. That helped but just doing back extensions and watching the weight load increase has helped my back immensely. Thanks His Radio and The YMCA.

Someday, I hope to be using a standing desk but I can see a difference already!
What small differences are you seeing?

Rob’s Run 5k Complete!

The journey continues! The Rob’s Big Losers have completed their 5k and the 12 Week kick start to their new lives ahead. The Greenville County YMCA mentor and coaches have invested in helping them gain a healthy lifestyle. Now they all continue on to a whole new way of thinking about exercise and nutrition. Join me in congratulating all of these amazing people who have persevered and achieved greatness in their lives.

Below are the timed results of the 5k Run and the overall results of the 12 Week journey.

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives Me Strength
Philippians 4:13

Caine Halter: Race time: Bib #:
Denise Belk 32:50:00 62
Lee Ann Brooks 47:04:00 63
Jason Day 33:53:00 2nd-M 65
Augustin Edmondson 42:44:00 66
Maribeth Nead 37:30:00 67
Lynn Rogers 53:50:00 68
Tammy Sanderford 41:07:00 69
Suzy Sullivan 53:35:00 70
Rob Clayborn 45:28:00 46
Jason Farr 56:34:00 47
Alexandrea Huntley 39:10:00 48
Krisina Satterfield 47:25:00 50
Tim Bryant 37:42:00 3rd-M 35
Lisa Dyer 46:21:00 36
Jennifer Farr 46:51:00 37
Shari Horeth 47:56:00 39
Patti Massullo 48:41:00 40
Melinda McBrayer 35:41:00 41
Mark Sloan 44:56:00 42
Kristina Durham 43:26:00 71
Keith Page 42:22:00 72
Ashlee Simpson 51:37:00 89
Regina Anderson 34:05:00 52
Kim Cooksey 67:25:00 53
Cheryl Eaton 30:53:00 1st-F 55
Amanda McCroskey 48:28:00 57
Becky Milford 40:09:00 58
Bill Reeves 30:50:00 1st-M 59
April Sorenson 46:02:00 61
Carole Albumoussa 45:39:00 76
James Anderson 36:19:00 77
Kathy Bradford 34:00:00 78
Cristie Herring 34:00:00 79
Elizabeth Jones 41:02:00 80
Rachel Joseph 31:42:00 2nd-F 81
Teresa Knepp 40:28:00 82
Cendy Simmons 43:18:00 83
Anna Neal 38:17:00 96
Melissa Roper 43:57:00 85
Jennifer Stuhl 32:45:00 3rd-F 86
Cayla Valdez 49:21:00 88

Congratulations to the over all winner at the YMCA and AT Home RBL’s and all the branch winners

Beginning Wt: Ending Wt: Lbs. Lost: %age: Branch:
Tim Bryant 336 264 72 21.43 Eastside
Jason Day 290 232.2 57.8 19.93 Caine Halter
Jason Farr 505 442 63 12.48 GIT
Teresa Knepp 195.8 171.6 24.2 12.36 At Home
Keith Page 197 178 19 9.64 Verdae
Bill Reeves 227 206 21 9.25 GHS

Week Six at HOME Workout

Do up to three rounds of these exercises in a row three times this week

  • 20 x Squat (right & left)
  • 15 x Ab of your choice
  • 10 x Push Ups
  • 5 x Burpees

Weekly Workouts Planned By YMCA of Greenville (SC)

Leslie Knox –  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Couch to 5k Run compete two times this week

  • 5 minute warm up
  • 3 minute jog
  • 3 minute walk
  • 5 minute jog
  • 3 minute walk
  • 5 minute jog
  • 5 min cool down

Meet on Saturday morning at 9:10am with Doug for your third walk/run of the week.

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